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Newmont's Gold Quarry Mine

The Maggie Creek Mining District, of which the Gold Quarry Mine is a part, was first explored in the 1870s. The transcontinental railroad had recently been built through the area. Carlin, a rail stop about 7 miles south of the district...

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Feinstein Pushes for Million-Acre Land Grab


Met by jeers and cheers from more than 1,000 people, US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) made another pitch to create three new national monuments in the deserts of southern California recently.

Legacy of the Wandering Jew Mine


The Tyndall Mining District of Santa Cruz County contains the oldest mines in the state of Arizona. Described as the most celebrated mineral region in North America, its ancient mines have produced a phenomenal amount of rich masses of pure native silver and ore prior to the arrival of the early Spaniards extending into the present century.

Fells Flat Gold


My wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.

Company Notes


• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Placer Dome, Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• African Metals Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.

My Introduction To Gold Prospecting


At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...

National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Six


Ceremonies for the induction of six pioneers of the American mining industry into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the Museum Convention Center in Leadville.

Gold of the Iditarod Mining District, Alaska


It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.

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